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Where did the English Waldren family come from? What is the English Waldren family crest and coat of arms? When did the Waldren family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Waldren family history?

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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Waldren were recorded, including Waldron, Walrond, Walrand, Waldren, Waldrond and others.

First found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waldren research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1412, 1422, 1640, 1615, 1689, 1683, 1650 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Waldren History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 117 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waldren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Waldren family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Waldren family emigrate to North America:

Waldren Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Henry and Joice Waldren, who came to Virginia in 1653
  • Alexander Waldren, who arrived in New England in 1676

Waldren Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Michael B Waldren, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840

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  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Waldren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waldren Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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